Knowing how close many of GB's games were this year, I checked to see how Brett contributed to each of their games. IF you are a Packer or Favre fan, you might not want to read any farther as this gets quite gruesome. Game by Game =1) @ DET (L 3-17) Favre's mistakes are bad, but not the difference in the game= Favre threw an INT and had a fumble in their own territory. These mistakes led to 10 Detroit points. Packers had ZERO points in the second half.They lost the game, but total ineptness on offense can't all be blamed on Favre, though the Defense only gave up one TD = With good QB play they could have won.2) CLEV (L 24-26) Favre's mistakes hurt the team dearly. = He throws an INT in their own endzone; two plays later = a TD for Cleveland= He throws an INT on the 22 yard line = leads to an easy FG for ClevelandIn a close game, these 2 turnovers are brutal3) TB (L 17-16) Favre's gunslinging costs the Pack again (are you seeing a trend).= Favre has 3 INT's in the game, with 2 in the 4th quarter (1 ending their last drive)= Favre isn't able to get the team a TD in the second half2 INT's in what could have been game winning drives = youch!4) CAR (L 29-32) More Favre mistakes = another close loss= Favre has a fumble and an INT in their own territory. The Fumble leads to a short 3 play TD drive for CAROLINA, while the INT leads to a short 2 play drive for a CAR TD.2 more very costly turnovers in a very tight game (the nightmare continues)5) NO (W 3-52) Favre hits the time machine, and beats up on the one team that I wouldn't think you'd want to run up the score on this year.6) @ MN (L 20-23) Favre plays possibly his best game of the year, with few errors, but can only lead the team to ONE FG in the second half = another loss.Hard to pin this on Favre, but he had multiple chances to be the hero here.7) @ Cincy (L 14-21) The team plays a great game, but Favre plays awful. = Favre has FIVE INT's, ALL in the Second half .The Pack could have easily had a quality win, but Brett kept passing to the wrong team. His forward illegal pass, and the fan stealing the ball from him, make this a game I'm sure he'd like to forget.8) PIT (L 20-10) The Packs D only allows one 3rd down conversion, but Brett gives Pitsburgh too many points.= Favre threw an INT which was returned for a TD and fumbled inside their own 20 leading to an easy FG = he gave PIT as many points as he put up.It really doesn't look like the whole team is that bad, but they keep losing for some reason?9) @ ATL (W 33-25) The Pack commit to Gado, and he leads the way with 3 TD's.= A quality win, simply by taking the ball out of the hands of the problem (see above if you think differently). = Only 1 Turnover for Brett (though it does lead to an Atlanta TD).This was another good game from Brett. Only 1 passing TD, but few mistakes.10) MN (L 20-17) Again, the Pack outplay an opponent, but come up short.= Brett has a TD returned for a TD, and throws another INT in the 4th quarter in what could have been a game winning drive.What happened to taking the ball out of his hands, as the team only has 14 rushing attempts the entire game?? Ball in Favre's hands = loss; management should have figured this out by now.11) @ Philly (L 14-19) Another chance for a second half win which comes up short.= The Pack have ZERO points in the second half. Favre thrown an INT in their endzone (bad redzone mistake), and throws another INT in their LAST drive.= Favre doesn't get it done when it counts...AGAIN!12) @ CHI (L 7-19). Favre gets beat up in this game (not all his fault), has THREE fumbles (loses 2), and has Two costly INT's. This game was MUCH closer than it appears, as Favre had the ball in his hands again to win it!= Favre threw an INT with less than :20 on the clock in the first half, which leads to a one play FG for the Bears to end the half.= With the score 7 to 12 in the fourth, Favre throws an INT which was returned for a Bears TD. One of only a few 4th Quarter TD's that meant something for Favre in a LONG time.= Another chance to win; but another loss13) DET (W 16-13). Again, the Pack take the ball out of Favre's hands, and they win a game (the other trend from this thread!). = Favre has zero TD passes, and only 170 yards, but has only 1 INT. Instead of relying on the "gunslinger", Gado gets 29 rushing attempts for 170 yards. Ironically, the pass that probably won the game for the Pack wasn't from Brett: it was the intentional grounding that Gado had! = Brett still made two bad mistakes in this game. One; he had a fumble inside their own 30 which led to an easy FG. Two, his INT as time ran out on the clock in the fourth could easily have been returned for a game losing TD to Detroit.14) @ BALT (L 3-48). This game was the MOST lobsided game in the HISTORY of Monday Night Football. There's a record for the books! Favre certainly wasn't the only cause of the loss, but again, he did his share.= he completed only 14 of 29 passes to his team, while he was able to complete 2 to the Atlanta Defenders. The first INT led to a Baltimore TD, while the second happened with 2 minutes left in the first half with the ball at midfield in a 21 to 3 game. The INT led to a Boltimore FG. = while he only had 2 INT's, he had multiple (at least 5) throws hit the hands of Atlanta Defenders. The worse display was during their second drive of the second half, where he threw back to back to back passes in Atlanta territory which all should have been intercepted. The last two in particular were right in the hands of first Reed and then McAllister. Things got even worse once Rodgers went in. 15) CHI (L 17-24). Favre's #'s in his potentially last game against CHI = 30/51 317 yds, 0 TD's, 4 INT's. Favre actually had a fifth INT which was inside the red zone (10 yard line), but a pass interference call off the ball nullified it. His most costly INT (while all four were), was Briggs INT in the 3rd Quarter which was returned for a 10 yard TD. = Again, Favre's turnovers greatly impacted the outcome of the game. IF he threw as many TD passes to his own team in this one, as he did to the opposite team, the outcome could very easily have been different. This team has had an entire year of close games, that could have been won with just a few less mistakes.16) SEA (W 17/23). Favre finally gets a TD pass, after a five game drought, and only has one INT (much better than his average), and one Fumble. His stat line was 21/37 for 259 yds 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 Fumble. While Seattle played their second string much of the game, Brett does look pretty good, as he minimized his big errors. = This may very well be Brett's final game. With a win, and decent numbers it wouldn't be too bad of a way to go out. Unfortunately, the win came at a bad time, as it moves them down to the fifth spot in the draft.All in all; Favre had a large hand in virtually ALL of the Pack's losses, and has failed to win a game for them this year (barring the New Orleans game). Two of the games that they won, Gado actually was the MVP, and the Seattle game was against their second string, in a meaningless game.With just conservative play from the QB it looks like the Pack could have virtually won EVERY game this year (except the Baltimore game). Win even half of their twelve losses and they'd be looking at the playoffs. Say what you want about injuries, and a "terrible surrounding cast":Favre's final numbers for the year are:372/607 for 3,881 yards; 20 TD's, 29 INT'sFavre leads all QB's in INT's (12 more than 2nd worst) and 2nd most FumblesQB rating of 70.9 = 48 QB's had a better rating than him this year. It looks to me that Favre is a large part of the problem, and the surrounding cast isn't so bad!!** This post will be edited after each game after his 13th to see how this progresses!- Games 15 and 16 are now added.
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